Seated infant

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Acquired in 1874 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington, Acquired During the Year 1874, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition. London : Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O. p. 20. Cf. Michael Padgett, J. A Chalcedony Statuette of Herakles. In: Record of the Art Museum Princeton University, 54. 1995. pp. 3-22. for similar statuettes
collection_code
SCP
credit
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
date_text
100 BC-200 CE (made)
descriptive_line
Statuette of a seated infant, chalcedony, on a bloodstone pedestal; Italy, 100 BC-200 CE
dimensions
Width: 24.5 mm, Height: 32 mm Statuette only, Height: 55 mm Column and statuette together
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Bought from John Webb (1799-1880). Webb was a London dealer and collector who had a long and mutually fruitful relationship with the Museum. He advised on valuations and acted as agent on behalf of the Museum. From the 1850s until the late 1870s he sold numbers of highly important objects to the Museum, many of which are now among the 'star' objects of the collections. In 1867 he lent the Museum a large number of objects, including the present one (Loan no. 106), from his stock, charging a rental of 5% of their estimated value. Most of these objects had been purchased by the Museum by 1873, and 11 were gem-engravings acquired for what is now the Sculpture collection. On his death Webb left money to the Museum in the form of a trust fund to be used for the purchase of objects.Ex Webb Collection
id
82555
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:56:38.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:56:38.000Z
latitude
41.903111
location
In Storage
longitude
12.49576
marks
materials
chalcedony, Jasper, bloodstone, gemstone, microquartz
materials_techniques
Engraved gemstone
museum_number
260-1874
museum_number_token
2601874
object_number
O106891
object_type
Statuette
on_display
original_currency
English pounds, shillings and pence
original_price
£10
physical_description
Statuette of a naked seated infant. Translucent and pale brownish-grey chalcedony. The figure sits with its legs bent, the left one drawn up and lying out to the side. Its face is tilted up and back slightly, and its arms are raised, its right hand touching the side of its head. There is a band around its short, curly hair. The left arm is damaged and has substantial losses.
place
Rome
primary_image_id
2006AE3870
production_note
Attribution note: The chalcedony is translucent and pale brownish-grey. Bloodstone is a variety of jasper (green with red flecks). J. Whalley, May 2009.
production_type
public_access_description
This is a statuette perhaps made in the 1st century Rome. This statuette is in onyx and representing a miniature size child on pedestal of green chalcedony.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
seated-infant-statuette-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
gem engraving
title
Seated infant
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
-100